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that the president is talking about. we have to talk about mental health. we have to talk about the people who use guns in crimes are really penalized to the highest standard that we can penalize them. the unprecedented amount of violence that the young people are seeing, these are issues that we need to talk about to make sure that when we do what we do we're truly representing the issue. >> what would you say to those family members that whatever bubbles to the top, all of the bipartisan efforts being made on both houses, would you say, yes, take a vote? >> first of all, i want to see what we're taking a vote on. that is yet to be seen. >> you would suggest to the speaker not to bring it to the floor if it's what you don't like? >> well, i'm going to say what i do and don't like. i'm not going to suggest to the speaker that he brings something to the floor or not. but as a person i'm going to say whether i think that's reasonable that it really addresses the problem i think we've got to address the issue fully. >> wayne lapierre accused president obama of using newtown as basically political lev
house now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda, immigration and guns. live at the capitol this hour, the house committee debating the road ahead for immigration reform and a path to citizenship for 11 million people. house speaker john boehner saying this in the last hour. >> this is not about being in a hurry, this is about trying to get it right, on behalf of the american people and those who are suffering under an immigration system that doesn't work very well for anybody. >> meanwhile, at the same time, the president is making his case for immigration reform with progressive and labor leaders. this afternoon, he's going to do the same thing with a number of ceos. today's focus on immigration comes just one day after the president took his campaign for gun control on the road for the very first time. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. that's my main message here today. keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing
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of lessons from the last election. and what i would like to see us do, and what i'll talk about today, is really explaining and demonstrating why we are for the things that we're for. >> i want to begin the hour talking about immigration, both on capitol hill and the white house. and joining me to do that from the white house is nbc news correspondent, kristen welker. so, kristen, nbc's first read is talking about and describing this as flooding the zone. but john boehner really refusing to endorse the path to citizenship that's been talked about. so what's the strategy as we go down the wire here? we have just one week to go until the state of the union. >> reporter: well, thomas, the strategy is for the president to try to define and set the tone of the issues that are being discussed, before congress can do it. and as you point out, he does have a pretty strong bully pulpit right now, because he is exactly one week out before his state of the union address. and of course, the big sticking point right now between this white house and republicans is that idea of a path to citizenship
. what can you tell us? >> according to a senior administration official, they did make the decision to release the photo. president obama said in an interview last week he enjoys skeet shooting at camp david. a lot of people questioned that assertion and called on the white house and asked if he really went skeet shooting. press secretary carney in an interview said the president's comments were real and that he does skeet shoot. a lot of people said where is the proof? this is the proof about that. you have congressman marva blackburn challenge him to a skeet shooting contest. you have the nra saying the president was trying to align himself with pro gun rights people. the white house said look, the president was responding to a question about whether or not he has ever engaged in this type of sport. the president answered yes, he does. here's the proof. >> here's the picture. from 1600 pennsylvania, we will check back with you later. now to the latest on the hostage situation in alabama. police are in constandpoint communication with the man who allegedly snatched a 5-year-old boy
is vacationing. they will be on the course for several more hours of course. joining us on the course is tim rosaforte. you are at the resort with the president. what more can you tell us? >> the floridaen golf and react club in palm city, florida is where they played their round of golf. the president is visiting here through some friends of his in houston. he was introduced to the golf course and as a result of that has decided to take a golf buddies trip more than anything else. he took lessons from butch harmon and his son, claude. they have been talking about playing their first round of golf. it was supposed to happen at the medalist about 30 minutes away. because of the weather and the security and everything they decided to do it here. and so at about 11:00 today they went off the first tee for their first round of golf. this is not the first time they have been together. they met in 2009 in i believe the oval office when tiger was in washington to promote his golf tournament. obviously a historic day in golf to see two figures like the president and tiger woods together for the firs
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us up to date. al? >> reporter: bill, thank you so much. everybody's now comparing this to the blizzard of 1978 and if you look back at some of the archival data, there is a resemblance to that storm. and so they are not taking any chances. the governor of massachusetts ordering people -- asking people not to get on the roads, especially the state highways and throughways after 12:00 noon. airport opened but all flights are canceled. amtrack canceling trains between here and new york city. after the last train leaves at 1:00, that's it. they've stopped all bus traffic. in fact, the subways are shutting down. the "t" as they call it here. they want people off the streets. the message is, it's a friday. make it a three-day weekend. nonessential state workers have been ordered to stay home. don't come in. so people want folks off the streets. boston schools are closed. new york city schools are opened, however, there are no after-school programs going on. 650 pieces of equipment will be on the streets in boston. in new york city, they have 6,300 miles of street to cove
the country and today, going down to newport news in order to use our military men and women as a problem in yet another campaign rally to support his tax hikes. >> mr. secretary, how do you respond to that? do you think the president is using our nation's military as a prop? >> well, the military leadership of this nation, both in uniform and civilian, is going to capitol hill for the last year and explaining how bad sequestration would be, what a bad idea this would be, how it would impact military readiness and how it would impact the ability of the navy, marine corps, and the other parts of the military to defend this country. and i think it's important for the president and for everybody to talk about what this means to talk about how damaging this will be to the men and women of our military, to the people who support them, to the people who work at places like newport news ship building and all around the norfolk area of virginia and in this country. this is a bad idea. this was a bad idea at the beginning. it was never supposed to happen. and now that we're at the 11th hour, it ha
my district is fort knox, 5,000 civilian employees of the u.s. army. there will be substantial furloughs and possibly layoffs there if the sequester were in effect for any length of time. so we've got a few days to act. i think we could actually come up with something that just delays the sequester until march 27th. then we would have four weeks in session. we'll all be back for four consecutive weeks to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of the year. because it's -- none of it's going to make any difference after march 27th because the government runs out of money then. >> all right. so you're saying push it off just a little bit further after you get back into a legislative session but as we look at what john boehner has responded by putting out a couple tweets this morning roughly right before we went on the air, talking about where the president has been saying president obama is virtually absent from legislative process and making no discernible effort to replace mishiss sequester. he went on to say mr. president we agree your sequester is bad policy. what
to the massive budget cuts. what does the deadline show us about what's going on inside congress? >> they only care about their decades' long, decades old gun control agenda. ban every gun they can, tax every gun sold, and register every american gun owner. >> the president of the nra is a popular guy among hard-core gun rights advocates but among those concerned with the brand of the gop, he's become something very different. we'll talk about that plus a little bit later,' banned big sodas, kicked smokers out of new york city bars and restaurants. what's this guy got up his sleeve now? we'll talk about that as well. >>> first some developing news to bring you right now, republican senator marco rubio is now on his way to the middle east, right now. the senator says he will be visiting israel, he will be visiting jordan as well. senator rubio made that announcement about his trip on his website this morning, said he was traffic in his role as a member of the intelligence and foreign relations committees. his trip, of course, comes in advance of trips to israel planned by secretary of state joh
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in the history of the u.s. military. we're expecting to get a little more information on this story from police very soon. when that happens, we will, of course, bring you the very latest live. >>> meanwhile, to alabama for the latest on that hostage standoff in its sixth straight day. law enforcement officials say this man, jimmy lee dykes, shot and killed a school bus driver and is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. little ethan has some mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to tele
more of your money. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >>> good morning. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, no love, anything but hearts and flowers for the president with the republicans in congress digging in over his cabinet nominee and pushing back against a prominent pillar of his second term agenda. the president is away from washington this morning. making his second post state of the union stop. he's going to land in georgia any minute where he's going to talk early childhood education. now, back in d.c., his nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel is at the center of a senate showdown. even senator john mccain now backing away from his no filibuster stance of weeks past. the majority leader harry reid took to the floor of the last hour to make this impassioned plea. >> in less than two hours, our country will be without a secretary of defense. there is never in the history of the country been a filibuster of a defense secretary nominee. never. but it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without a fully empowered secretary of defense
on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan and shows me he is really not serious. when they come out and say my way or the highway and if congress doesn't ask i will put it on the desk and say pass it now, that's no way to get it done. >> with both parties agreeing n
the international community to confront challenges today and must use tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. do you think he was lying? >> no, i just think that chuck hag hagel has a long history of supporting whatever happens to be popular at the time. wherever people are looking for something, he's going to provide that, which is why we wanted to see some of his speeches he's given, some of the sources of income that he's received. so we can say, okay, he may say this on one day, but look what he said on another day. >> sir, i want to get on the record take about wayne lapierre going to give an official nra response to the president's state of the union. he put out an op-ed in which he said after hurricane sandy, we saw the hellish world the gun prohibitionists as their utopia. you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. do you support his position and how he wants to describe what it means to have gun violence regulation in this country to scare people into thinking we all need to be packing? >> well, i think we need to take a couple of st
's on the hill that's coming ahead of us? >> during periods of economic expansion, typically these numbers get revised upward as we go true a recovery. and that's what's been happening. each month is being revised upward as december and november were. so now we're seeing a likelihood this 157 can be revised upward as well. we're going in the right direction. the unemployment rate is always a bit of statistical noise. and the economy, generally speaking, is firing on more cylinders than most people realize. manufacturing, doing a little bit better, construction doing better. even retail trade, which typically lays people off in january after the holidays had an uptick in employment. it's not the greatest report in the world but it's going to the right direction. >> even based on the heels of consumer confidence and where that took a hit and that melded together with this, you know, how does that bake in for what people should anticipate in 2013? >> well, i think some people think the consumer confidence dropoff was a result of the end of the payroll tax withholding holiday so a little bite in t
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